Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests
November 17, 2017 4:10 PM ET
New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Russia's RT network says it complied with US order to register as foreign agent
November 13, 2017 12:03 PM ET
New York, November 13, 2017--The Russian government-funded international news network RT, formerly Russia Today, said that it complied today with a U.S. Department of Justice order for it to register as a foreign agent. Ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent, the Committee to Protect Journalists...
Venezuela's new "anti-hate" law seeks to silence media
November 9, 2017 3:55 PM ET
New York, November 9, 2017-Venezuela's constituent assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law that mandates punishment including a prison sentence of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate or violence on the radio, television or via social media. The new law, the Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful...
Venezuelan photographer goes missing following threats
November 6, 2017 6:04 PM ET
Bogotá, Colombia, November 6, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Jesús Medina Ezaine, a Venezuelan freelance photographer who went missing on November 4....
Correa's legacy leaves a long road to recovery for Ecuador's journalists
November 2, 2017 1:56 PM ET
Since taking office in May, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno has pledged to end a decade-long battle between the government and the media. But several reporters and editors with whom CPJ spoke said that the anti-press campaign carried out by Moreno's predecessor, former President Rafael Correa, has caused lasting damage...
CPJ calls on Paraguay to reject social media regulations
October 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with more than 20 international and local rights organizations sent a letter to Paraguayan lawmakers on October 25, calling on them to reject a proposed law regulating anonymous online posts during elections....
Shots fired at local broadcaster in Mexican state of Quintana Roo
October 26, 2017 4:28 PM ET
Mexico City, October 26, 2017--Two unidentified assailants shot at the building of local broadcaster Canal 10, in Cancún, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on October 24, 2017, injuring an employee of the broadcaster....
St. Louis probe into police handling of protests must take press freedom into account
October 24, 2017 6:08 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations write to the mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, to express concern about police conduct toward reporters covering protests and urge that any investigation into law enforcement actions encompass press freedom.